Play Home Contribute Github Join Us! Discourse Staff Members Github Contribution Guides Team

Encrypted Message Decoding Contest!

What is it?

In this contest, you’ll have the whole week to help revert Pender’s spell. Pender had accidentally jumbled up and changed the words on one of Omarn’s sword crafting recipe. Your goal is to help solve this puzzle and help find the secret recipe to the lost sword.

How to join?

Every day, an encrypted phrase will be posted on this topic. If you have solved the phrase of that day, you will message me using the Private Message feature. You will tell me the answer. This repeats for 3 days.


1 point for solving Day 1.
2 points for solving Day 2.
3 points for solving Day 3.
5 points for solving all days. (Excluding bonus day)


Those who have achieved the most points will win. If more than 1 person solves all days, I will randomly draw a user and that user will be the winner. Here’s the list of prizes:

Winner: Will get the Master of Decryption title and the Winner of 2019 Decryption Contest badge.
Runner up(s)(If the user has finished all days): Will get the White Hat Hacker title.
Lucky # correct+winner: Secret Service Hacker
Contestants(Who haven’t finished all days): Will get the Decryption Challenge Contestant title.

Until When?

You have the whole week to solve it!


Day 1:

Here’s the first Encrypted Message:
Uif qpxfs pg Gmbti() xjmm cmjoe bmm fofnjft bspvoe uif ifsp.

Hint: It’s not as hard as you think. I guess the number one was a bit too easy.

If you think you got the answer, click here to message me:
Message Me :email:


Day 2:

Wait…Didn’t we do this before?
01010000 01110001 00100000 01110001 01110000 01100111 00100000 01100101 01100011 01110000 00100000 01110111 01110000 01100110 01100111 01110100 01100111 01110101 01110110 01101011 01101111 01100011 01110110 01100111 00100000 01100001 01110001 01110111 00100000 01100011 01110000 01100001 01101111 01110001 01110100 01100111 00101110

Hint: This is not a single step problem! It involves two steps of encryption. You’ll recognize the first one, and the second one…What’s i2·-2?

If you think you got the answer, message me.
Message Me :email:


Day 3

Final day… I made it much harder(And easier).
01011000 01001010 01010010 00100000 01001010 01010101 00100000 01011010 01010000 01010100 01010111 01001001 01000001 00100000 01010010 01000111 00100000 01010110 01001011 01001010 01010101 00100000 01010110 01011000 01010001 01010101 01000101 00111111

Again, it’s two steps. First steps is to convert binary to text. Duh. But the second one, once you know the pattern, it should be a piece of cake. :slight_smile:

Answer here:
Message Me :email:

Bounty: Day 4

Extra Extra! This one is special. VERY special. Here’s how the extra points are determined:

  • Completed all 3 days+Bonus completed=Extra 4 points
  • Completed all 2 days+Bonus completed=Extra 3 points
  • Completed a day+Bonus completed=Extra 2 points
  • Completed all 3 days+Bonus completed+Lucky number* correct=7 points!

*Lucky number is between 1 to 25. Guess it correctly to earn extra points!

What the heck is this? Try this! It’s very easy!
4a 79 70 76 20 4a 6d 71 6f 6a 69


Yjcv’u uqogvjkpi cduvtcev, etcba, cpf cpcteja? Agu, kv’u tcpfqopguu.

If you think you got the lucky number and the answer,
Message Me :email:

Weird Bonus

This is for fun. :slight_smile: How did Andrew describe the cinematic editor? I will give the user who guesses it correctly, the title: Second Andrew :stuck_out_tongue: .

Message Me :email:

Congratulations @codingstudent! You have won the contest! We had two runner ups, @Narishm, and @brooksy125. The rewards will be given sometime this week, so stay tuned! Unfortunately, nobody got the lucky number, but since @Narishm was super close to the number 20(He guessed 21), he will receive the title Secret Service Hacker. All others who haven’t finished all days will be given the title Decryption Challenge Contestant
Thanks for participating!
Edit: Rewards are given!